Thermal lens compensation in high average power diode pumped Nd:YVO4 laser using aspheric mirror

  • D. Stučinskas
  • A. Varanavičius
  • R. Antipenkov
  • M. Grishin
  • J. Kodz
  • A. Melninkaitis
  • A. Vanagas


We demonstrate a high-power, diode-pumped, pulsed Nd:YVO4 laser with a 1.2 diffraction-limited output of 9.5 W using a thin film deposition technology made aspheric mirror to correct the thermally induced phase distortion of the lasing medium.
Keywords: Nd:YVO4, thermal lens compensation, diode-pumped, aspheric optics
PACS: 42.55.Xi, 42.60.By

Nonlinear and Coherent Optics